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Interpersonal Skills Training by Alan Wolfelt

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CHAPTER 22

FUNERAL SERVICE AND STRESS: CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER

“Without work all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.”

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THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND STRESS

A growing awareness is occurring within funeral services of the enormous cost of employees’ dissatisfaction both for the individual and the funeral home. For the good of the profession the time has come to focus some efforts on “how to care for the funeral director as caregiver” (Wolfelt, 1989a; 1989b).

Without a doubt, few vocations are more challenging, or more rewarding, than the opportunity to work in funeral service. However, few funeral directors can avoid the special stress that comes with entering into this important field of service.

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